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Design-Friendly Destinations in Detroit

Out of the ashes of recession rises a promising design scene in Detroit. Endemic residential vacancy and a persistent industrial core present challenges as well as opportunities for enterprising artists in the city. Here we round-up a few design-minded shops, businesses, and houses that are retooling Motor City's image.
November 7, 2014
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We'd Fancy a Stay in One of These Modern Guest Rooms

The modern-day interpretation of "guest room" is often a pull-out couch; these spaces go above and beyond with truly inviting suites for visitors.
November 7, 2014
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Creative Proposals for New Teaching Facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

A design competition drew submissions for a new teaching facility, dubbed the ONE Lab, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard's renovated Building 128. The building is among a series of structures dedicated to innovation; the site also contains the New Lab, a 161,000 square foot hub for design prototyping. Here, take a look at the winning concepts.
November 7, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Student

Help the student in your life navigate the transition to independence and adulthood—or simply get to that 9 a.m. class on time—with one of these Dwell-approved gifts.
November 7, 2014
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New Retrospective by Esteemed California Photographer

Selections from Larry Sultan's major collections centers a new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
November 6, 2014
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Join Dwell and Volvo in a Conversation about the Future of Los Angeles

Dwell and Volvo host an exploration of how design and technology keep Los Angeles at pace with the modern global landscape.
November 6, 2014
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Mirrors for the Modern Home

Known to make a space feel larger, mirrors are playful accent pieces in modern interiors. Here are a few of our favorite uses of mirrored surfaces.
November 6, 2014
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Shops We Love: Quitokeeto

It might be because Quitokeeto photographs its collection of earthy ceramics, sculptural steamers, vintage kitchenware, rare honeys (yes, rare honeys), and more against deliciously milky-white marble slabs, but we're head over heels for the household supplies on its site. Heidi Swanson, the shop's curator, tells us more about her venture.
November 6, 2014
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Inexpensive and Durable Material We Love: Laminates

With materials, one must often make tradeoffs among looks, maintenance, price, and functionality (we’re talking about you, marble). Laminates, on the other hand, are a highly durable solution at a lower price point. Moreover, each of the manufacturers shown here offers a Greenguard-certified product.
November 6, 2014
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